Brooklyn postal worker arrested after 17000 pieces of undelivered mail found

Mae Love
April 21, 2018

According to cops, 53-year-old Aleksey Germash was a United States Postal Service (USPS) veteran for 16 years.

A NY mailman has been arrested for stockpiling thousands of pieces of undelivered mail, spanning nearly 15 years.

A Brooklyn Postal Service worker is facing serious charges after federal authorities found years of undelivered mail in his auto and apartment.

Postman Aleksey Germash dumped upwards of 17,000 pieces of mail instead of bringing them to the right addresses, authorities said Thursday.

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The raft of undelivered mail was discovered after someone reported to the US Postal Service Office of Inspector General that a Nissan Pathfinder parked in Brooklyn contained multiple full blue mailbags. The biggest hoard of packages and letters was in the mailman's vehicle, according to New York's local news outlet Pix11, estimating that the Nissan contained around 10,000 pieces of undelivered mail.

An "overwhelmed" New York City postal worker stashed more than 17,000 pieces of mail in his home, auto and work locker rather than delivering them, authorities said.

Federal officials say they arrested the 16-year employee after receiving a tip about a auto owned by Germash that contained 20 full mail bags.

"My office has seen an increase in mail delivery complaints compared so I wouldn't be shocked to learn that this carrier caused at least some of it", Council Member Justin Brannan told Bklyner. A Philadelphia postal worker who was found in 2015 to have retained 22,000 postal items was only charged with obstruction of mail in 2015-a misdemeanor punishable by no more than six months in jail. He declined to comment as he left the federal courthouse.

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